Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Andreessen Horowitz closes $4.5 billion crypto fund amid market turmoil
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“The Metaverse” and “Web3” are the buzzwords of the moment, with their concepts permeating across the worlds of fintech, blockchain, and now even mainstream media. With decentralization thought to be at the core of the Web3 Metaverse, the promise of a better user experience, security and control for consumers is what’s driving its growth. But
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Ethereum is one of the most widely-adopted cryptocurrency projects worldwide. Yet, it’s hated worldwide for its sky-high gas (transaction) fees. Users globally constantly complain about the coin’s terribly-high transaction prices on various social media platforms. Shockingly, Santiment, an on-chain and metrics platform, published on Twitter a report showing Ethereum’s transaction prices plummeting to their lowest.
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Bitcoin (BTC) analysts faced another day of frustration on May 28 as BTC/USD refused to offer volatility up or down. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Not the decoupling we wanted” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed the largest cryptocurrency sticking in a narrow short-term range into the weekend. Previously forecast support levels
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The decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem continues to struggle with the ongoing market volatility and after-effects of the Terra ecosystem collapse. Over the past week, major DeFi protocols showed signs of increased trading activity, with Uniswap breaching the $1 trillion trading volume mark. Terra remained the focus of most of the discussions around blockchain and crypto
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Authorities in Russia are mulling over the possible use of digital currencies for international payments, a high-ranking official from the finance ministry has indicated. If recognized as property, he noted, cryptocurrency can be utilized in barter deals with foreign partners. Finance Ministry Suggests Russia May Employ Crypto in International Trade The possibility of using cryptocurrencies
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Bitcoin (BTC) clung to $29,000 at the May 27 Wall Street open as crucial support levels lay just hundreds of dollars from spot price. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader demands higher low above $28,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed volatility once again waning in a frustrating week’s price action. BTC/USD
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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has shared two thought experiments on how to evaluate whether an algorithmic (algo) stablecoin is sustainable. Buterin’s comments were sparked by the multi-billion dollar losses caused by the collapse of the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem and its algo-stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). In a May 25 blog post, Buterin noted that the increased amount
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintained its perfect record for rejecting Bitcoin (BTC) spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications Friday when it disapproved a rule change to allow cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund One River Digital to offer the One River Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Trust on the New York Stock Exchange Arca. The decision comes
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As the dust settles on the cataclysmic collapse of the Terra ecosystem, an on-chain deep-dive carried out by blockchain analytics firm Nansen highlights two major takeaways. The cryptocurrency ecosystem was awash with varying speculatory theories around the cause of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin UST’s decoupling from its $1 peg. The who and why seemed a mystery
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